Thursday, August 30, 2018

Palestinians for Impeaching Trump

Clearly, the Trump presidency has been bad news for Palestinian terrorists. An unabashedly pro-Israeli American president has cracked down on Palestinian terrorism and has fostered good relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Now, Palestinians have a new hope: impeachment. They are hoping for a Democratic takeover of Congress and an eventual impeachment. Thus, they want to return to the halcyon days of Barack Obama, when they had a friend in the White House.

The Washington Free Beacon reports the story:

Palestinian government leaders, under pressure from the Trump administration as it slashes U.S. taxpayer aid to the embattled government, say they are betting on a Democratic takeover in Congress that will stall the administration's agenda and put the still languishing peace process on the back burner.

Muhammad Shtaya, a member of the Fatah government's Central Committee, said regional officials are counting on Democrats winning the midterms and seizing control of Congress, a scenario the Palestinians believe would work in their favor as the Trump administration pursues efforts to isolate regional governments for their support of terrorism.

While Hamas has been engaging in suicidal attacks on Israel, the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are reducing aid to the Palestinian government. They have tired of financing terrorism:

The comments come amid a new push in Congress and the Trump administration to slash U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinian government as a result of it spending this money to pay the salaries of terrorists and their families. Parallel efforts in the United States also seek to redefine how Palestinian refugees are classified, a move that would change the calculus on peace talks.

Shtaya said in Arabic language comments that many are waiting with anticipation for Democrats to win the midterm elections.

November "is the midterm elections for Congress and the Senate," Shtaya said, according to an independent translation of his remarks provided to the Washington Free Beacon. "If the Democrats seize the majority in Congress and the Senate, I believe we will arrive at two results: First, the first result, a total paralysis of the Trump administration, as he will not be able to pass any bills in Congress. And second, and he spoke about this the other day, and he is the first American president to say, if I'm impeached, the world markets will collapse and everyone will pay a price for it."

The ongoing Mueller investigation also has provided a lifeline to Palestinian leaders who are hopeful it will erode Trump's presidency.

The great Palestinian hope is Robert Mueller. It’s always good to see who benefits from your idealistic crusades.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

I await their disappointment.